In trading on Tuesday, shares of the XYLD ETF (Symbol: XYLD) entered into oversold territory, changing hands as low as $39.81 per share. We define oversold territory using the Relative Strength Index, or RSI, which is a technical analysis indicator used to measure momentum on a scale of zero to 100. A stock is considered to be oversold if the RSI reading falls below 30.
In the case of XYLD, the RSI reading has hit 29.9 — by comparison, the RSI reading for the S&P 500 is currently 37.1. A bullish investor could look at XYLD's 29.9 reading as a sign that the recent heavy selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and begin to look for entry point opportunities on the buy side.
Looking at a chart of one year performance (below), XYLD's low point in its 52 week range is $39.73 per share, with $51.16 as the 52 week high point — that compares with a last trade of $39.91. XYLD shares are currently trading off about 0.5% on the day.
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